Celebrate The Holidays At Universal Studios Hollywood

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk deck the halls with a wintry calendar of festive holiday experiences and an array of delectable treats that families and friends far and wide can enjoy. We visit Universal Studios every December and I am here to share with you why it is my favorite time to visit and why you should go this holiday season! Thank you Universal Studios Hollywood for hosting us.

The whimsical spirit of the holidays transforms Universal Studios Hollywood into a winter wonderland bringing merriment and cheer to families and friends this festive season as the theme park ushers in seasonal favorites, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas,” running daily through Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Make sure you take your photo at the famous Universal Studios globe.  You can find this right at the park entrance.

Ready to enter the gates of Universal Studios Hollywood and Grinchmas!

An annual family tradition, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” adds holiday warmth and cheer to this beloved land as the quaint town of Hogsmeade village is enchanted with seasonal décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts and a dazzling light projection spectacular brings the iconic Hogwarts castle to life.  As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” illuminates Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with colorful imagery and impressive dimensional animations that dance across Hogwarts castle in tandem to a musical arrangement from the Harry Potter movies.  Musical performances from the a cappella Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant throaty frogs, entertain guests with their harmonized holiday themed songs and fill the land with holiday cheer.  In time for the holiday season, a wide selection of custom-made Christmas ornaments created especially for “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” are available. Collectibles include a decorative Hogwarts castle snow globe, Hogwarts crest and mascot ornaments representing each of the four houses, wizard card ornaments, unique tree topper and house pennant garland.  Holiday-themed fare and hot Butterbeer further complement the overall experience.

Also in The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, make sure you ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (this is my favorite ride) and Flight of the Hippogriff.  You can also cast spells throughout Hogsmeade. Experience Ollivanders Makers of Fine Wands where you can see a wand choose a wizard. Then cast spells with your own wand throughout Hogsmeade. Wave your wand, recite the spell and watch the magic unfold.

An all-new state-of-the-art, topsy-turvy “Grinchmas” tree, twisting and turning over 55 feet in height and adorned with hundreds of ornaments and thousands of white and multi-colored LED lights choreographed to music, brightens the merry “Grinchmas” Who-lebration. Dazzling “Grinchmas” tree lighting ceremonies that take place every evening, accompanied by a snowfall flurry, bring this annual favorite to life, creating a festival of fun fit for The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos.

Cindy Lou Who and all of the Whoville characters are simply amazing. They will take photos, visit, and play with the kids. It is so much fun.

Make sure you pick up some Who-Bilicious Treats!

There is so much great merchandise at Universals Studios from all your favorite characters and more!

Right when you walk into Grinchmas make sure you line up to get your photo with the Grinch. It is a must! The line can get long so Blake always waits in line while I take the kids to explore and play all throughout Grinchmas.

There are so many amazing attractions and rides at Universal Studios Hollywood like Transformers The Ride 3D, Revenge Of The Mummy, Jurassic World The Ride, Universal Animal Actors, The Walking Dead, Water World, Special Effects Show, The Simpsons Ride, and so much more!  Make sure you visit with all the characters too!  That is our favorite part!!

In Springfield you can enter the world of The Simpsons like never before and visit downtown Springfield. Enjoy a "Genuine Clown Endorsed Meal" at Krusty Burger, grab a Homer sized helping of donuts at Lard Lad and imbibe at Moe's Tavern. You can also meet your favorite Simpsons characters in Springfield.

My personal favorite place to eat in Springfield is Luigi's! We also love Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck.

Spirited holiday décor and festive whimsy also permeate throughout the theme park, bringing a crew of very merry and mischievous Minions to “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” to gleefully spread Christmas cheer to visitors of all ages.

Universal City Walk’s spectacular 40-foot tall Christmas tree will once again glisten with 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to the lights and sounds of the season as the magic of the holidays comes to life in the “5 Towers” outdoor plaza along with a slate of free concert performances and an eclectic ensemble of talented street performers.  CityWalk’s iconic, dancing water fountain with over 230 individual power jets will continue to mesmerize guests when it projects streams of choreographed water into the air complemented by red and green LED lights and an array of holiday-themed music.

All of this holiday fun at Universal Studios Hollywood is included in the price of theme park admission. More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. It is a must see this holiday season so make sure you visit!

At the end of the night we watched Wholiday Tree Lighting and it was so fun!  The entire 55 foot tree lights up!

I made sure to pack their new festive fun Grinch and Cindy Lou Who PJ's and plush dolls.

Click here to see how we celebrate the Grinch all month long!

Make sure you download the official park app. Navigate the theme park and Universal CityWalk with interactive maps, wait times, show times and more all in the palm of your hand.

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